Spring 2012

Presented by the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Earth and Physical Sciences.

Thursdays at noon, room AC 4M05 (unless otherwise noted).

February 2nd
Room AC 4EA1

Sally Hoskins
The City College of CUNY, Department of Biology
Using intensive analysis of primary literature to demystify and humanize science for undergraduates: the C.R.E.A.T.E. strategy.
co-sponsored with the York Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Hosted by: Shao-Ying Hua

February 16th
Yolanda Small
CUNY York College, Department of Chemistry
Theoretical Cluster Model to Characterize Water Oxidation on the Surface of GaN
Hosted by: Yolanda Small

March 1st
Andrea Pizzo
Columbia University Medical Center, Department of Pharmacology
The membrane-raft protein Flotillin-1 is essential in dopamine neurons for amphetamine-induced behavior in Drosophila
Hosted by: Anne Simon

March 8th
Dina Merrer
Barnard College, Department of Chemistry
Mechanisms of intermolecular carbene additions

Hosted by: Yolanda Small

March 15th
Dario Stacchiola
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Chemistry Department
Catalysis and the nature of mixed-metal oxides at the nanometer level
Hosted by: Yolanda Small

March 22nd
Nathan H. Lents
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Department of Sciences
The Transcription Factor MZF-1 regulates expression of the CCN gene family in the hematopoietic compartment
Hosted by: Yolanda Small

March 29th
Tara Duffy
Conte Anadromous Fish Research Laboratory
The influence of life-history variation on response to endocrine disrupting compounds in fish
Hosted by: Arne Christensen

April 5th
Yachu Hsu
Weill Cornell Medical College, Department of Ophthalmology
Endocytic trafficking of the visual pigment Rhodopsin
Hosted by: Arne Christensen

May 3rd

12:00 (Honor’s Thesis)
Speaker: Ali Syed
Research Lab: Dr. Shao-Ying Hua
The role of the cytoplasmic domain of a synaptic vesicle protein in neuromuscular transmission and synaptic plasticity.

12:20 (Research Presentation)
Speaker: Patrick Menzies
Research Lab: Dr. Louis Levinger
Isoforms of Human tRNase ZL

12:40 (ACS URS Practice Talk)
Speaker: Daniel Severino
Research Lab: Dr. Daniel Robie

This seminar series provides an opportunity to foster the engagement of faculty, students and staff in the scientific enterprise and to cultivate an environment of intellectual discourse and growth by promoting interaction between scientists at every level. ALL ARE WELCOME. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.

All seminars will be on Thursday at noon in room AC-4M05 unless otherwise noted. Please contact Dr. Arne Christensen (achristensen@york.cuny.edu, 718-262-5131) or Dr. Yolanda Small (ysmall@york.cuny.edu, 718-262-2592) for more information.

Web page managed by Dr. Arne Christensen and Dr. Yolanda Small